Scoring and Restoring Your Rack: Reader Tips Welcome

This image was submitted by Field & Stream reader Anthony Cox, who found this tremendous skull while assisting on a Wounded Warrior hunt held at Camp Atterbury in Indiana.

Cox feels the skull is that of a giant non-typical that had been seen on the Camp in previous seasons. He wrote to ask us for help scoring the rack and tips on restoring the skull to a presentable condition for display.

Scoring a non-typical as funky as this is a challenge to say the least, but I'll take a wild stab and say there's 255 inches of total antler there. Okay, now it's your turn: Give Anthony your best guess on a gross B&C score. Anthony, if you need a more accurate score, I suggest you call a certified measurer in your area. They're all listed in a handy reference page on the B&C site.

As for restoring the rack, I have zero experience in this area. Dave and I did a little searching around, and he found this Youtube video that explains one taxidermist's method.

Anyone else out there have some advice for Anthony?